Post details: Historic Cutty Sark Ravaged By Flames

05/22/07

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Categories: History In The News, British History, Museums And Historic Sites

Historic Cutty Sark Ravaged By Flames

A fire which swept through the famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark may have been started deliberately, police say. Read on:

The ship, which was undergoing a £25m restoration, is kept in a dry dock at Greenwich in south-east London.

An area around the 138-year-old tea clipper had to be evacuated when the fire broke out in the early hours.

A Cutty Sark Trust spokesman said much of the ship had been removed for restoration and the damage could have been worse.

Full BBC Article Here

What a horrible tragedy to befall this historic sailing vessel. The Cutty Sark was famed world over, and in fact Matthew had a model of the ship at his boyhood cottage in northern Ontario. We wish the trust all the best in their restoration efforts.

Our thanks to Andy for bringing this sad news to our attention.

Enditall

Comments:

Comment from: Katya [Visitor] Email · http://lifeinthebristolwood.com
Oh, that is just terribly sad. I cannot even begin to imagine a mindset that seeks to destroy instead of build up...
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/07 @ 17:41
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
Katya -> Agreed! It's simply madness!
PermalinkPermalink 05/25/07 @ 11:35

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